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Question by Derek3. Uploaded on September 14, 2009
Are you looking for .270 or .270WSM? I have a .270 WSM; and the ammo varies from $34.95 to $55.00 a box (that I've seen). I use the $34.95-a-box ammo (It's Winchester Power Point; 150 gr). It's great stuff! I've gotten .5 inch groups at 100 yards. As far as .308, I don't know. That's my two-cents worth...
It depends. It really based on availability and popularity of the round that's why a .22 round cost 2cents and the average high power rifle round cost $2. Every hunter has to owns a .22, not everyone is going to own a .270 or .308. Basically the more common a round, and manufactured in a larger scale the cheaper the ammo is going to be. Another factor is going to be the quality of your ammo. Cheap brass, bullets, and powder, is going to produce cheap result so don't buy military surplus ammo if you take up the .308. Those bullets are made for accuracy they are made for machine guns to send as much lead down range as possible so the enemy doesn't have to think twice about poking their heads up. But if you walk into most gun shops the price of similar ammo for the two calibers will be pretty similar in price so don't worry about it. Just pick the ammo and caliber that will meet your expectations and get the job done right.
usually, .308 winny is cheaper. But anymore its harder to find cuz its a military caliber. so when you can find it, its pretty expensive. but normally, .308 is cheaper
It all depends on what you shooting and the ability to hit "MOP"!
Don't get me started LOL!
.308 is going to have more options overall. Both are excellent calibers. My Dad has a .270 and has been well served by it. I have a .270WSM and it's OK but the ammo is ridiculously expensive. I have a whole safe full of stuff, but I think if I could only have one caliber I'd have to go .308 because it is so versatile and it punches well above it's weight.
The average price for 20 rounds of Remington Core-lokt, either 270 or 308, at Wal-Mart last year was $12.95. I don't know what they will be this year because there is no ammo up here in Maine. This Remington ammo is very good(some will say it is not good ammo and they are wrong)and I have seen more deer, bear and moose shot with Remington "Green Box" than any other.
They will typically be pretty close to the same price for ammo. If you reload, you will find the .270 bullets to be less expensive but the .308 will burn less powder so there too, you can expect them to be pretty similar.
The same brand with the same style or brand of bullet should run about the same, give or take a dollar or two. You might find some .308 surplus, but it is usually of little value for hunting. You won't find el cheapo .270 Win from surplus military stock since it has never been a military round. All the major manufacturer's top sellers (and cheapest) list for big game calibers always includes the .308 Win, .270 Win, .30-30, .30-06, .243 Win, 7mm Rem mag, and .300 Win mag. Due to the ever rising cost of brass, copper, and lead; the rounds with the most lead/copper in the bullets and the largest cases will usually be the most expensive. The higher cost of calibers outside of that list are primarily due to supply and demand coupled with production costs of shorter runs.
Always an exception to the above, however.
OK, young man. Quit jacking the blog around. Your first post yesterday asked which caliber is better, then you tell us you bought a rifle and and asked about a rangefinder, then asked wich ammo is cheaper.
So tell us, did you actually buy a rifle or are you still just taking up cyber space when you should be in school or doing your homework?
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